Days before soft serve ice cream store Taiyaki NYC celebrates the grand opening of its Harvard location, the newest addition to the Square has already lured in students and local residents.
It was only the second day of class, but Sabrina M. “Rezzy” Reznik ’25 estimated she had visited El Jefe’s Taqueria “three or four times” since arriving on campus for the fall semester.
Harvard Square’s Pit — the slightly submerged area located behind the T station entrance — is set to be demolished in July, but for one last time on Saturday, it was transformed into a circle pit.
Harvard Square will host the first in-person Commencement since 2019 on Thursday. With three classes set to graduate this week, Harvard Square is alive and bustling with students, families, friends, and tourists.
El Jefe’s Taqueria, a staple of Harvard Square, is set to move into a new location around the corner from its current storefront in August.
An electric Harvard shuttle crashed onto the sidewalk in front of Tasty Burger and the Garage on John F. Kennedy Street at approximately 6:43 p.m. Wednesday.
The Cambridge Affordable Housing Trust approved a funding request of nearly $7.4 million for an affordable housing development in the Neighborhood Nine area of Cambridge in a virtual meeting Thursday afternoon.
Mother Juice, a plant-based cafe with Boston roots, is set to open a fourth location in the Smith Campus Center in March 2022.
The Comedy Studio will relocate from Somerville to Harvard Square in 2022, taking over the space on JFK Street that was formerly occupied by the Curious George Store.
Family-owned Dominican restaurant Las Palmas Restaurant & Catering celebrated the opening of its third location two weeks ago, joining Blackbird Doughnuts and Sally’s Sandwiches in the Smith Campus Center’s remodeled arcade.
Cambridge Uncommon, a local e-commerce start-up, opened its first ever pop-up shop on the second floor of the Cambridge Savings Bank building on Oct. 21.
Harvard Square will soon welcome Wusong Road, a newly established Chinese American restaurant and tiki bar headed by chef Jason Doo and Thomas Brush, the owner of Felipe’s Taqueria.
A rising rat population in Harvard Square is pestering students and city officials alike, as Cambridge tries to address the influx of unwelcome rodentia.
The business will be housed at 9 JFK St. — across from CVS — and is part of a 60 branch expansion into New England that Chase announced in 2018, per JPMorgan Chase spokesperson Briana Curran. Currently, Chase’s only presence in the Square is an ATM in the Harvard Square MBTA station.
In the past 18 months, Harvard Square has undergone an extensive transformation, with new shops opening during the pandemic, as well as long-established stores closing for renovations or leaving the Square for good.
As Harvard students returned en masse to Cambridge earlier this month, Harvard student-run homeless shelters have made plans to operate at reduced bed capacity for overnight guests this fall and winter.
After serving Thai food in Harvard Square for over two decades, Spicies will shutter its doors in the coming weeks, with Boston Ramen Co. set to take over the space.
The Boiling Crab, a seafood chain originally from Garden Grove, Calif., plans on debuting its first Massachusetts location in Harvard Square early next year.
Award-winning Japanese ramen brand Menya Jiro celebrated the grand opening of its first Boston location in Harvard Square on July 14.